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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344364/novel-dry-cryotherapy-system-for-cooling-the-equine-digit
#1
Jessica Morgan, Darko Stefanovski, Margret Lenfest, Sraboni Chatterjee, James Orsini
Objectives: Digital cryotherapy is commonly used for laminitis prophylaxis and treatment. Currently validated methods for distal limb cryotherapy involve wet application or compression technology. There is a need for a practical, affordable, dry cryotherapy method that effectively cools the digit. The objective of this study was to evaluate the hoof wall surface temperatures (HWSTs) achieved with a novel dry cryotherapy technology. Design: Repeated-measures in vivo experimental study...
2018: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344363/motile-salmonella-serotypes-causing-high-mortality-in-poultry-farms-in-three-south-western-states-of-nigeria
#2
Fakilahyel Musa Mshelbwala, Najume Doguwar-Giginya Ibrahim, Shehu NaAllah Saidu, Aminullah Ajiyobiojo Azeez, Paul Akinniyi Akinduti, Clara Nna Kwanashie, Amina Kinta Fakilahyel Kadiri, Maryam Muhammed, Idowu Oluwabunmi Fagbamila, Pam Dachung Luka
This study was carried out to identify the Salmonella serotypes causing high mortality in chickens in Lagos, Ogun and Oyo states, Nigeria. Chickens presented for postmortem examination during disease outbreaks that were characterised by high mortality (40 per cent to 80 per cent) in poultry farms in the study area were examined from January to December, 2013. Samples of the lungs, heart, liver, spleen, kidneys, proventriculus, intestine and caecum were collected from suspected cases of salmonellosis, for bacterial culture and identification...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259785/student-experiences-and-perceptions-of-compulsory-research-projects-a-veterinary-perspective
#3
Jacqueline M Cardwell, Kirsty Magnier, Tierney Kinnison, Ayona Silva-Fletcher
Background: Although research underpins clinical work, many students training to be clinicians are not inherently interested in developing research skills. Aim: To characterise and understand veterinary student experiences and perceptions of compulsory research projects. Methods: This was an explanatory sequential mixed-methods study, with a questionnaire survey of an entire cohort informing purposive selection for focus group discussions...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29259784/prospective-cohort-study-to-assess-rates-of-contagious-disease-in-pre-weaned-uk-dairy-heifers-management-practices-passive-transfer-of-immunity-and-associated-calf-health
#4
Kate F Johnson, Natalie Chancellor, Charlotte C Burn, D Claire Wathes
Dairy calves are vulnerable to infectious diseases, particularly diarrhoea and bovine respiratory disease (BRD), causing mortality and reducing welfare and growth. A prospective cohort study was performed on 11 UK dairy farms to determine the underlying causes for calf disease. This first paper describes the incidence, timing and duration of infectious disease, mortality rates, passive transfer of immunity and key management practices that may contribute to disease incidence. Heifer calves were recruited in the first week of life (n=492) and a blood sample taken to measure IgG and total protein (TP)...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225898/a-survey-of-current-practices-and-influences-on-the-choice-of-suture-material-pattern-and-size-used-in-commonly-performed-procedures-in-uk-small-animal-veterinary-practice
#5
Elinor Jo Field, Suzanna Hebert, Ed J Friend, Kevin J Parsons
Objectives: A survey of UK veterinarians was conducted to determine factors influencing suture choice and current suture practice for common surgical procedures. Methods: An online survey was designed and the survey was sent to central practice emails obtained from the 2011 Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) practice database. Results: Two hundred and thirty-nine surveys were completed (203 with no additional postgraduate qualifications (NAQ), 16 with RCVS certificates and 19 with diplomas)...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225897/-bottom-hung-window-trauma-in-cats-neurological-evaluation-and-outcome-in-71-cats-with-bilateral-hindlimb-injury
#6
Gabriele M Gradner, Lina Dogman-Rauberger, Gilles Dupré
Objectives: Influence of neurological status on the mortality rate of paraparetic/paralysed cats presenting after entrapment in a bottom-hung window was evaluated. It was hypothesised that (1) loss of deep pain sensation at admission would not be a negative prognostic factor for regaining motor function and that (2) mortality rate would be influenced by the severity of neurological grade upon admission. Methods: Clinical and pathological data of affected cats that presented at our institution between 2001 and 2012 for this specific trauma were collected retrospectively: breed, age, sex, last contact with owner (<3 hours and >3 hours), whether the cat was suffering from monoparesis or paraparesis/paraplegia, duration of hospitalisation, rectal temperature, surface temperature of the skin of the hindlimbs, femoral pulse and tone of the pelvic musculature...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177054/increase-in-branched-chain-amino-acids-due-to-acidemia-in-neonatal-calves-with-diarrhoea
#7
Kenji Tsukano, Hiroki Inoue, Kazuyuki Suzuki
The aim of this study was to investigate the relationships between acid-base status and plasma branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) concentration in calves with diarrhoea for intravenous nutrition, especially with amino acid solution in calves with diarrhoea. Thirty-four Holstein calves aged 11.0±5.9 days old were enrolled in this study. In 10 of 34 calves exhibiting clinical signs of diarrhoea, severe dehydration and acidemia were observed (severe group: pH: 7.04±0.11, base excess (BE): -17.4±4.5) based on blood gas analysis...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177053/evaluation-of-a-single-administration-ototopical-treatment-for-canine-otitis-externa-a-randomised-trial
#8
John Blake, Daniel Keil, Kenneth Kwochka, Kathleen Palma, Jennifer Schofield
Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of a new, single-administration Otic Solution containing florfenicol, terbinafine and mometasone furoate for the treatment of canine otitis externa (OE). Design: The clinical efficacy and safety study was a multicentre, controlled, masked and randomised field study conducted over 30 days. Two hundred and twenty-one (221) client-owned dogs of varying breeds with diagnosed bacterial and/or fungal OE were enrolled. Procedure: Dogs were randomised to either Otic Solution or control groups...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118993/cellular-characteristics-of-keratin-19-positive-canine-hepatocellular-tumours-explain-its-aggressive-behaviour
#9
Renee G van Sprundel, Ted Sgam van den Ingh, Baukje A Schotanus, Monique E van Wolferen, Louis C Penning, Jan Rothuizen, Bart Spee
The expression of the hepatic progenitor cell marker keratin 19 (K19) in canine hepatocellular carcinomas is linked with a poor prognosis. To better understand this aggressive behaviour, K19-positive hepatocellular carcinomas (n=5) and K19-negative hepatocellular adenomas (n=6) were immunohistochemically stained for proteins involved in malignant tumour development. The K19-positive carcinomas showed marked positivity for platelet-derived growth factor receptor alpha polypeptide (PDGFRα), laminin, integrin beta-1/CD29, B-cell-specific Moloney murine leukaemia virus Integration site 1, glypican-3 (GPC-3) and prominin-1/CD133, in contrast with K19-negative hepatocellular adenomas...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018534/factors-related-to-work-and-life-satisfaction-of-veterinary-practitioners-in-germany
#10
Johanna C Kersebohm, Timo Lorenz, Anne Becher, Marcus G Doherr
OBJECTIVES: Veterinary practitioners' working situation is both challenging and changing. They have higher levels of work-related stress and suicide risk than the general population. The proportion of women is increasing, and in Germany especially women and employed veterinarians are reported to be less satisfied than comparable subgroups of the general population. In this study we identified key factors associated with work and life satisfaction among veterinary practitioners in Germany...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018533/pharmacokinetics-of-marbofloxacin-administered-via-intravenous-regional-limb-perfusion-in-dairy-cows-evaluation-of-two-different-tourniquets
#11
Gianluca Celani, Serena Maria Rita Tulini, Camilla Montesano, Daniela Zezza, Manuel Sergi, Vincenzo Varasano, Carlo Maria Mortellaro, Dario Compagnone, Michele Amorena, Lucio Petrizzi
OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated synovial and systemic plasma pharmacokinetic variables of marbofloxacin after a single intravenous regional limb perfusion (IVRLP) performed using two different tourniquets in clinically healthy, standing, non-sedated dairy cows. The authors hypothesised that the type of tourniquet used for IVRLP would influence the synovial fluid concentration of marbofloxacin in the perfused distal limb. DESIGN: The study had a randomised parallel-group design...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018532/real-world-data-of-a-veterinary-teaching-hospital-in-japan-a-pilot-survey-of-prescribed-medicines
#12
Noriko Tanaka, Tsuyoshi Takizawa, Nao Miyamoto, Shinji Funayama, Ryo Tanaka, Syozo Okano, Toshio Iwasaki
The prescription data from a digital accounting system of a veterinary teaching hospital collected between 2008 and 2011 in Japan were downloaded, stored in a database and analysed using a statistical analysis software, SAS. Seventy-six per cent of all prescriptions were drugs approved for human beings. The most frequently prescribed category was 'Agents against pathogenic organisms', such as antibiotics and chemotherapeutic agents, followed by 'Cardiovascular agents'. Seventy-five per cent of prescribed oral formulations in the category 'Agents against pathogenic organisms' were drugs approved for human beings, while 78 per cent of the injectable prescriptions were those for veterinary...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018531/magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-detect-local-tissue-reactions-after-vaccination-in-sheep-in-vivo
#13
Maren Bernau, Prisca Valerie Kremer-Rücker, Lena Sophie Kreuzer, Sebastian Schwanitz, Klaus Cussler, Andreas Hoffmann, Armin Manfred Scholz
OBJECTIVES: Vaccination is one of the most effective methods to keep up the health status in humans and in livestock. Therefore, farm animals are vaccinated several times during their lifetime. Although vaccines are being checked regarding their local reactogenicity, side effects occur frequently-especially in the case of the application of adjuvanted products. Many reports exist about local reactions in sheep. The present study aimed at testing MRI as a method to document injection site reactions three-dimensionally...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018530/benchmarking-welfare-indicators-in-73-free-stall-dairy-farms-in-north-western-spain
#14
Yolanda Trillo, Luis Angel Quintela, Mónica Barrio, Juan José Becerra, Ana Isabel Peña, Marcos Vigo, Pedro Garcia Herradon
The aim of this study was to describe the status of body condition score (BCS), hock injuries prevalence, locomotion and body hygiene score as animal welfare measures in 73 free-stall dairy cattle farms in Lugo (Spain). A benchmarking process was established across farms: (1) the animal-based indicators were ordered from low to high values; (2) The farms were classified into three categories based on the number of indicators within less than the 25th percentile, 25th to 75th percentile and above the 75th percentile...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890791/potential-of-phytoceuticals-to-affect-antibiotic-residue-detection-tests-in-cow-milk-in-a-randomised-trial
#15
Keena Ae Mullen, Erin Beasley, Julio Q Rizzo, Steven P Washburn, Ronald E Baynes, Sharon E Mason, Kevin L Anderson
Mastitis is a costly disease for dairy farmers. Some dairy farmers use herbal products, or phytoceuticals, to treat mastitis. Phytoceuticals have not been approved for this use by the United States Food and Drug Administration, and have not been tested to determine how they impact antibiotic residue detection testing. The current study tested the potential for phytoceuticals to cause positive results on two milk antibiotic residue screening tests, the Delvotest P and Charm SL Beta-lactam test, or to interfere with the detection of antibiotics by these tests...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890790/evaluating-pair-versus-solitary-housing-in-kennelled-domestic-dogs-canis-familiaris-using-behaviour-and-hair-cortisol-a-pilot-study
#16
Emma K Grigg, Belle Marie Nibblett, James Q Robinson, Judit E Smits
Numerous studies conducted to assess welfare of domestic dogs housed in kennel facilities have reported that these dogs experience suboptimal living conditions. One important goal of improving welfare of kennelled dogs is to reduce their stress levels, and one recommended approach for improving welfare of kennelled dogs is group or social housing. The beneficial effects of management changes designed to achieve this goal should be measurable in individual animals. Stress is evident through behaviours exhibited, as well as via the concentration of cortisol, a key hormone reflecting stress...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890789/evaluation-of-blood-metabolites-reflects-presence-or-absence-of-liver-abscesses-in-beef-cattle
#17
Alaina G C Macdonald, Stéphanie L Bourgon, Rupert Palme, Stephen P Miller, Yuri R Montanholi
Liver abscesses constitute a prominent concern regarding animal health and profitability of the beef industry. Our objective was to evaluate potential biliary and blood indicators of liver abscesses. Twenty-nine beef bulls (initially averaging 356±70.5 kg and 253±30 days of age) were fed a high-concentrate diet during a performance test of 112 days, during which blood was collected at nine time points spaced 0.5-13 days apart within 56 days before slaughter. At the abattoir, blood and bile were collected and livers were inspected for liver abscesses...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28848652/veterinary-pharmacovigilance-in-europe-a-survey-of-veterinary-practitioners
#18
Nancy De Briyne, Raquel Gopal, Gillian Diesel, Despoina Iatridou, Declan O'Rourke
A web-based survey was conducted by the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe with the support of the European Medicines Agency to gain a better insight into the adverse event reporting habits of veterinary practitioners and the level of information on reported adverse events that flows back to them. It was completed by 3545 veterinarians. The findings indicate marked under-reporting and that the system is poorly equipped to deal with lack of expected efficacy, with few cases reported and most found to be inconclusive...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761669/prevalence-of-individual-and-bulk-tank-milk-antibodies-of-bovine-herpesvirus-type-1-and-its-relation-to-milk-quality-parameters-on-dairy-farms-in-catalonia-north-east-spain
#19
Ramon Armengol, Daniel Villalba, Ester Coma, Lourdes Porquet, Anna Jubert, Carmina Nogareda
Bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BoHV-1) is the causative agent for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and infectious pustular vulvovaginitis in cows or balanoposthitis in bulls. In this study, individual and bulk tank milk (BTM) samples from 5 Catalan dairy farms with different control strategies against BoHV-1 were analysed during the course of a year for milk quality parameters and glycoprotein E (gE) antibodies. Detection of gE antibodies was carried out with ELISA techniques. Prevalence of BoHV-1 varied between farms, and was stable during the study in individual and BTM samples...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761668/characterisation-of-inla-truncation-in-listeria-monocytogenes-isolates-from-farm-animals-and-human-cases-in-the-province-of-quebec
#20
Philippe Fravalo, Tamazight Cherifi, Kersti Dina Neira Feliciano, Ann Letellier, Julie-Hélène Fairbrother, Sadjia Bekal
The introduction of Listeria monocytogenes into the food production chain is a concern, with numerous grouped cases of listeriosis associated with milk-derived or pork-derived products have been documented. Management of this zoonotic pathogen considers all strains as an equal risk. Recently, a new perspective for characterisation of strain virulence was introduced with the discovery of the unaltered sequence of InlA as a determinant of strain virulence; this has also been reported as an infrequent finding among so-called environmental strains, that is, strains isolated from food or from surfaces in food industries...
2017: Veterinary Record Open
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